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Special Counsel Versed in Crimes Against Humanity Named To Take on Trump

The attorney general punts on charging the former president, for now.

Jack Smith, then the Department of Justice's chief of the Public Integrity Section, poses for photo at the Department of Justice in Washington, on Aug. 24, 2010. Attorney General Garland named Jack Smith a special counsel on Friday, Nov. 18.

Jack Smith, then the Department of Justice's chief of the Public Integrity Section, poses for photo at the Department of Justice in Washington, on Aug. 24, 2010. Attorney General Garland named Jack Smith a special counsel on Friday, Nov. 18. AP/Charles Dharapak

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Mr. Hoffman is a reporter and assistant editor of the Sun, where he covers politics and culture. He holds a PhD from Harvard and a law degree from Stanford, and is a 2021-2022 Journalism Fellow at the Hartman Institute. He is an adjunct assistant professor at New York University's School of Liberal Studies.

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